Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Great California Shakeout at the Buena Park Library

On Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:21 a.m., the Buena Park Library District will be participating in the Great California Shakeout. At 10:21 a.m., there will be some "earthquake sounds" alerting us to the start of the "earthquake" -- this begins the "Drop, Cover, Hold" portion of the drill. At the end of the "earthquake", the evacuation of the building will begin. Once the evacuation has been completed and the building has been declared "safe", everyone can reenter.

Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, and Hold on drill? As with anything, to react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down--or drops something on you.

If you are in the Library at the time of the drill you will be part of the largest earthquake drill ever!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Opportunity Drawing for the Autumn Leaves Afghan at the Buena Park Library

Take a chance on winning the beautifully hand-knit "Autumn Leaves Afghan" that has been donated by the In Stitches Knitting and Crocheting Group of the Buena Park Library. All proceeds will be used to support children's programs at the Library. The suggested donation is $1.00 (or feel free to donate more!!!) -- so, please visit the Library and stop at the Check-Out desk to view the afghan and purchase your chance.

Chances will be available from October 12th through November 20th, 2010. The winning name will be drawn on Tuesday, November 23rd (winner need not be present).

The In Stitches group meets once a month to knit or crochet for charity or just for fun. New members are always welcome. Please join the group the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Boardroom.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Buena Park Library Taking Part in "Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries"

The Buena Park Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries” on October 5, 2010, to show how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of California. This Snapshot Day has been developed by the California Library Association (CLA).

On October 5, 2010, Buena Park Library will compile statistics, users’ comments, photographs, and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results collected at Buena Park Library will be added to those of other libraries across California, by CLA, to show how libraries provide invaluable services to California citizens.

Buena Park Library is also planning several programs that day for patrons of all ages. We will also be taking photos and collecting comments:

• Preschool Storytime, 11 am, Downstairs Community Room, Enjoy stories & songs. For kids ages 3 to 5 years old.

• Get in the Picture!, 11 am – 6 pm, Get your picture taken with your library card or your favorite book! For all ages.

• Books with Beat Reading Program for Teens, Sign up and participate in the library’s online reading program at www.buenaparklibrary.org. Teens that read at least one book and write a review on the book will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. For teens only.

• Magic Show with Rafael & Katia, 6:30 PM, Downstairs Community Room, Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your favorite magicians! For all ages.

BOGO Sale in the Guild Bookstore, 12 pm – 6 pm, 2nd floor Bookstore, EVERYTHING in the Bookstore is BUY-ONE, GET-ONE FREE!